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Paul Edlin’s mystical mesmerizing postage-stamp collages will trick your eye and make your heart flutter

Born in 1931 with a profound hearing loss, Paul Edlin began taking art classes at the age of 41, studying at the Art Students League and the New School with Will Barnet and Henry Pearson. In the early 1980s he began incorporating postage stamps to make his mystical narratives and in the ’90s he began using them exclusively. Along the way his nephew Andrew began managing his career and opened a gallery in New York, Andrew Edlin, devoted to primitive and outsider art. A selection of Paul Edlin’s collages is on view there through March 15.

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George Maciunas’s enormous, unfinished masterwork charts the history of Fluxus starting with the Roman Circus
Small detail of Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial and Tactile Art Forms (Incomplete) (also known as “The Chart”), dated 1973. 
This was the most ambitious attempt by Fluxus founder George Maciunas to map out the interconnections of the irreverent, anti-institutional, international art collective to phenomena as diverse as vaudeville and Walt Disney.
The chart is on view in MoMA’s show devoted to John Cage’s “silent” sound piece, 4’33″.
COURTESY GEORGE MACIUNAS FOUNDATION INC./THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. GIFT OF THE GILBERT AND LILA SILVERMAN FLUXUS COLLECTION.

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George Maciunas’s enormous, unfinished masterwork charts the history of Fluxus starting with the Roman Circus

Small detail of Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial and Tactile Art Forms (Incomplete) (also known as “The Chart”), dated 1973.

This was the most ambitious attempt by Fluxus founder George Maciunas to map out the interconnections of the irreverent, anti-institutional, international art collective to phenomena as diverse as vaudeville and Walt Disney.

The chart is on view in MoMA’s show devoted to John Cage’s “silent” sound piece, 4’33″.

COURTESY GEORGE MACIUNAS FOUNDATION INC./THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK. GIFT OF THE GILBERT AND LILA SILVERMAN FLUXUS COLLECTION.

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Cheerful Calder frolicking in Gramercy Park snow is example for us all

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Cheerful Calder frolicking in Gramercy Park snow is example for us all

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Stephen Sollins’s amazing avant-garde quilts made of pasted-paper interiors of billing and financial envelopes open at Pavel Zoubok this week.

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“‘Tradition, a Curse’: My First 25 Years of Reporting on Spanish Art

My Village Voice essay on punk in Andalusia was the launching point of my writing career in Spain and my essay “‘Tradition, a Curse’: My First 25 years of Cultural Reporting on Spain.”

The essay is in the new book Contemporary Transatlantic Dialogues: Art History, Criticism, and Exhibition Practices in Spain and the United States, edited by Robert S. Lubar and María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco.

The book gathers the dialogues and lectures from Contemporary Transatlantic Dialogues, a symposium organized by the Center for Spain in America and hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University in April 2011. Focusing on key issues and experiences that have shaped the cultural dialogue between the two countries over the past 50 years, the digitally published volume features essays by authors including Robert Storr, Richard Armstrong, Brian Wallis, Rafael Doctor, Miriam Basilio, and Estrella de Diego. 

Download the book for free here.

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Edgy Quilt-Inspired Fashion Line Dedicated to Breastfeeding Mom

Whether in her epic fabric structures–a sampling of which is currently at Anton Kern–or her fierce costumes for dance, her performative collaborations with My Barbarian, and her jumpsuits for Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea, Lara Schnitger has channeled all manner of textile arts. The Dutch, Los Angeles-based artist excavates text and image by removing color from dyed fabric, creating a stenciled effect that conveys her all-caps urgency. 

Now Schnitger is bringing her post-patchwork esthetic to a new couture line, Sister of Arp, which launches in a runway show at Kern on February 8. The collection, called Never Alone, is dedicated to the working (and breastfeeding) mom.

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A Quilted Lament to Loved and Lost MoMA

Amy Wilson’s Soft MoMA is a quilted, free-hanging lament to the loved and lost intimate museum experience the artist enjoyed as a child. Step inside its enveloping folds, where, via two quilted alter egos, Wilson reflects on her discomfort in a shiny new museum world where everyone else seems to be smiling. The quilt made its debut at BravinLee the day after MoMA announced plans to raze the American Folk Art Museum building to create a giant glass lobby. (The show is up through tomorrow.)


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